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14th Apr '17 8:05:18 PM Landis
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Bastion can be considered this. Specifically they were built for the [[spoiler: Omnic War as an assault unit and has old programming telling them to continue the assault on a nearby city. They don't.]] They join Overwatch as a peace-keeping force.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Bastion can be considered this. Specifically they were built for the [[spoiler: Omnic War as an assault unit and has old programming telling them to continue the assault on a nearby city. They don't.]] They join Overwatch as a peace-keeping force.were last seen (as of the comic "Binary") in the wilds of Norway, [[spoiler: being mentored by Torbjorn.]]
27th Feb '17 12:30:05 AM BattleMaster
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* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' fear of this is why the Tachikoma are regularly synced to prevent them from becoming truly sapient. Latterly, the approach of treating them as teammates instead of tools is used instead.

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* In ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' fear of this is why the Tachikoma are regularly synced to prevent them from becoming truly sapient. Latterly, Later, the approach of treating them as teammates instead of tools is used instead.instead. They never actually express any issues with being used for combat, probably in part because they develop emotional attachments to the crew of Section Nine and want to protect them.
14th Feb '17 6:54:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Rodney Mckay creates Fran, a humanoid Replicator programmed as a weapon in a grandiose plan to destroy the other Replicators. Rodney and the rest of the crew are [[GenreSavvy fairly uncomfortable]] with this, but Fran explains she is not only resigned to her status, but actually associates her happiness with being able to fulfill her primary function.

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* In ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', Rodney Mckay creates Fran, a humanoid Replicator programmed as a weapon in a grandiose plan to destroy the other Replicators. Rodney and the rest of the crew are [[GenreSavvy fairly uncomfortable]] uncomfortable with this, but Fran explains she is not only resigned to her status, but actually associates her happiness with being able to fulfill her primary function.



* Parodied with Cuddles the Annihilator from the ''A.C.E. Agents'' roleplaying game. His creators, a group of superheroes, were GenreSavvy enough to realize all robots sooner or later [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]]. On the other hand, they not only still built him and called him "The Annihilator", they were WrongGenreSavvy: he turned out to be this trope instead of wanting to destroy humanity. Cuddles, as he rechristened himself, has no qualms about using violence to stop violence, and the fact that he has painted his gunmetal gray body with flowers or is described as "prancing" doesn't mean he isn't dangerous. He's just a bit silly, but it is a silly game.

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* Parodied with Cuddles the Annihilator from the ''A.C.E. Agents'' roleplaying game. His creators, a group of superheroes, were GenreSavvy enough to realize realized all robots sooner or later [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turn against their masters]]. On the other hand, they not only still built him and called him "The Annihilator", they were WrongGenreSavvy: he turned out to be this trope instead of wanting to destroy humanity. Cuddles, as he rechristened himself, has no qualms about using violence to stop violence, and the fact that he has painted his gunmetal gray body with flowers or is described as "prancing" doesn't mean he isn't dangerous. He's just a bit silly, but it is a silly game.
19th Jan '17 11:31:33 AM Willbyr
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* The different cyborgs in ''Main/DragonBall'' could qualify for this trope, especially Android 8 (a.k.a. C-8, Hat-chan, Franky, etc.), a combat robot built by the Red Ribbon Army, who is willing to be detonated rather than fighting for them.

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* The different cyborgs in ''Main/DragonBall'' ''Franchise/DragonBall'' could qualify for this trope, especially Android 8 (a.k.a. C-8, Hat-chan, Franky, etc.), a combat robot built by the Red Ribbon Army, who is willing to be detonated rather than fighting for them.
12th Dec '16 1:08:06 PM purplequeen15
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*[[Music/TheMegas The Megas]] play with this trope by discussing and deconstructing what it means to build a robot to fight.
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26th Aug '16 10:31:29 PM otakon17
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', Bastion can be considered this. Specifically they were built for the [[spoiler: Omnic War as an assault unit and has old programming telling them to continue the assault on a nearby city. They don't.]] They join Overwatch as a peace-keeping force.
12th Aug '16 8:05:38 PM Premonition45
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* Towards the end of ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', Jason Bourne faces [[BadBoss Treadstone's director Conklin]], when he finally realizes his "true" past as a black-ops agent.
-->'''Bourne:''' I don't want to do this anymore.
-->'''Conklin:''' I don't think that's a decision you can make.
-->(''[[ShutUpHannibal Bourne shoves Conklin into a wall]]'')
-->'''Bourne:''' [[ThatManIsDead Jason Bourne is dead]]. You hear me? He drowned two weeks ago. You're gonna go tell them that Jason Bourne is dead, you understand?
-->'''Conklin:''' Where are you gonna go?
-->'''Bourne:''' I swear to God, if I even feel somebody behind me, there is no measure to how fast and how hard I will bring this fight to your doorstep. I'm on my own side now.
30th Jun '16 6:23:56 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' features not one, but ''two'' [[SecretProjectRefugeeFamily Secret Project Refugee Families]]. In fact, every season of Nanoha concludes with her becoming friends with some manner of ArtificialHuman. By season three, an unethically produced combat cyborg is the main protagonist, using her abilities to save people in places and situations that normal people couldn't.

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* ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' features not one, but ''two'' [[SecretProjectRefugeeFamily Secret Project Refugee Families]]. In fact, every season of Nanoha ''Nanoha'' concludes with her becoming friends with some manner of ArtificialHuman. By [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers season three, three]], an unethically produced combat cyborg is the main protagonist, using her abilities to save people in places and situations that normal people couldn't.
27th Mar '16 3:52:18 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' does a [[TropesAreFlexible magical version]] of this with its many {{Youkai}} characters. Youkai by definition are "those who oppose humanity" and born from fear of the unknown. They tend to have a specific "purpose" that they were born to fulfill, most commonly to antagonize humans. Not all of them ''want'' to though, despite the risk of death or worse for being forgotten after abandoning their "purpose". Byakuren's Buddhist temple was created to help youkai either find a new purpose or simply come to terms with non-existence. Of course, most of the younger ones don't even know they have a purpose or why they should care.
23rd Sep '15 8:26:38 PM nombretomado
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* In some respects, the ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. While he wasn't born for destruction, he was essentially remade for destruction by {{Galactus}}. He later decides to rebel against his former master. [[Film/FantasticFour The movie]] invokes this trope even more.

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* In some respects, the ''ComicBook/SilverSurfer''. While he wasn't born for destruction, he was essentially remade for destruction by {{Galactus}}.ComicBook/{{Galactus}}. He later decides to rebel against his former master. [[Film/FantasticFour The movie]] invokes this trope even more.
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